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RATINGS: 755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The Humidor Series is a rotating offering of Cigar City Brewing beer aged on Spanish cedar.

Beeronaut's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, - MAY 30, 2011
Was really looking forward to cracking this open. A brewery I know very little about, but who seem to produce some outstanding brews. Also, Iím a lot less familiar with East Coast Breweries, especially from Florida! One geeky side note: my bottle is different looking to the one pictured, I have the Tram in the background but with a lot more red and yellow and a big "H" in the middle, Iím assuming itís updated packaging. Bottle is relatively fresh, perhaps a month old or so. Pours a deep amber orange colour with slight haze to it, big creamy light tan/off-white head, good retention. Aroma is spicy straight off the bat with orange zest, citrus, caramel, toffee and cedar which reminds me of cola-nut, though my only gripe is that the aroma seems a bit restrained. Flavour is very well balanced, indeed. Lots of mango, soft creamy tropical fruit, blood orange, apricot, butter, then the cedar kicks in, but is deftly subtle lending a nice earthy spiciness, once again reminiscent of cola-nut, perhaps a touch of nutmeg also from the wood, bitterness is very much tamed by the aging, caramel and honey dominate for a while in the mids, turning more toffee-like over time, finish has good amounts of pine, perfume, flowers and light but persistent bitterness. Fantastic mouthfeel, so very creamy with just the right amount of balancing carbonation. Soft medium body which feel fuller due to the creaminess. Great food beer. Iím very partial to a good cigar, but even so, I canít see it working that well here, the beer is just too nice and subtly complex to ruin with a big mouthful of tobacco. If I could buy this brew regularly I would give it a go, but it seems this is one off for now. Excellent complex and highly drinkable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (447) - - NOV 30, 2014
Julie says it is an Andy beer. Very hoppy and bitter and not a julie beer. Blah. She gives it a 1.2.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (881) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 14, 2014
Amazing ipa. Super fresh and refreshing. Lots of citrus aromas...very strong fresh mandarin taste. I want this iPA on my menu daily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (399) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Very interesting ipa. Nice spicy taste. The cedar is very cool. Perfect hops. Excellent ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
At GABF 2013. Pours orange clear with ight thin head. Aroma is huge musty cedar box aroma, smells just like a cigar, tobacco, cedar, wood plank. Taste is earthy hops, a lot of barrel and cedar, dry rye bite. The dry rye cedar flavor is a little overwhelming for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2392) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
750ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Golden-orange, long lasting large off-white head, excellent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, caramel malts, good sweetness, grapefruit, pepper. Flavour is nicely hopped, lots of orange and lemon zest, grapefruit, some caramel sweetness, quite peppery. Hoppy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, lots of hops, some wood. Nice, a refreashing IPA, about the same as the regular IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Hog shack bottle share. Hazy gold and low dense bubble white cap. Aroma of lemon and grapefruit, wood, pepper. Taste is bitter and a touch sweet. Creamy. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Duchammer (70) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Had it from a can. Poured golden with a white head. Aroma was explosive with cedar mixed with citrus hops. Nice balance malty citrus bitter with a nice cedar taste. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1493) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a nice white head. Smooth, hoppy aroma with a hint of wood aging. Very subtle hops aroma with a strong, citrus finish. Hint of some cedar in the background. Such an amazing, crisp IPA. Really puts a lot of other IPAs to shame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. Gusher. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Cedar cask nicely present. Long heavy nice finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2175) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from SB. pale amber with a medium white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fruit, caramel, hops and spices. Medium to full body with a nice bitter / acidic finish.

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